24 Mar Buzz Aldrin App Brings Space Program Down to Earth
With all deference to prime-time dancing competitions, Buzz Aldrin has done things vastly more important than competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” For those interested in the second man to walk on the moon or just space exploration in general, a new iPhone app can help answer questions.
The Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science & Space Exploration is a new app created by the aptly named App Company.
According to the company website, “This must-have App for space enthusiasts will feature both nostalgic look-backs on Buzz’s famous space missions with video, photos and personal stories, as well as a comprehensive treatment of all major space initiatives and programs.”
The 80-year-old Buzz Aldrin, a veteran of several space missions including the historic Apollo 11 moon landing of July 1969, takes a large role in the content for this app.
Not only does he give input on his own history, through a series of videos, articles and journals, he weighs in all of the major space programs in our country’s history. Aldrin has also invited scientists, astronauts and space enthusiasts to inform users about various parts of the space program.
The Roundtable feature, which allows all these experts to comment, includes information from people such as planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, Planetary Society co-founder Louis Friedman and Stephen Maran, senior advisor for the American Astronomical Society.
The app also includes video feeds from NASA TV and news directly from NASA, JPL and other organizations affiliated with the space program. The app can even give updates on Twitter feeds from astronauts.
These sources give the Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science & Space Exploration a wealth of information on projects and missions both past and present.
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